Evaluating Teaching in Higher Education: A Vision for the Future

New Directions for Teaching and Learning, Number 83
Author: Katherine E. Ryan
Publisher: Jossey-Bass
ISBN: 9780787954482
Category: Education
Page: 120
View: 769
This issue analyzes the strengths and weaknesses of current approaches to evaluating teaching and recommends practical strategies for both improving current evaluation methods and developing new ones. The contributors provide an overview of new techniques such as peer evaluations, portfolios, and student ratings of instructors and technologies that can help instructors become more effective and help institutions demonstrate that effectiveness. This is the 83rd issue of the quarterly journal New Directions for Teaching and Learning.

Changing Practices in Evaluating Teaching

A Practical Guide to Improved Faculty Performance and Promotion/Tenure Decisions
Author: Peter Seldin
Publisher: Jossey-Bass
Category: Education
Page: 304
View: 1913
Over recent decades, the evaluation of teaching has undergone dramatic change. In accessible language and supportive detail, Changing Practices in Evaluating Teaching provides not only a cogent overview of these changes but also reflects on current developments to present several useful strategies for implementing new tools and methods in the evaluation of teaching. The authors are all prominent educators who have performed seminal work in the improvement of teaching evaluation. Written for university and college administrators as well as faculty, this book is a complete guidebook that supplies a wealth of case studies, examples, tables, Web sites, and exhibits that further enhance its utility. It explains how to Gain genuine faculty and administrative support Avoid common weaknesses in teaching evaluation by students, peers, and self Evaluate teaching by examining student learning Successfully combine disparate sources of data Establish a climate conducive to evaluation How to structure and use classroom visits, rating forms, electronic classroom assessment, and teaching portfolios Changing Practices in Evaluating Teaching makes evident the compelling reasons why colleges and universities must institute fair teaching evaluation systems, and explains how to do so. With a notable focus on improving student learning, this book offers readers the kind of research-based and ready-to-use information required to foster truly effective and equitable teaching evaluation at their institutions.

Collaborative Information Literacy Assessments

Strategies for Evaluating Teaching and Learning
Author: Thomas P. Mackey
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9781856047067
Category: Academic libraries
Page: 242
View: 6484
Saving you countless hours on course or accreditation preparation, each chapter includes a detailed literature review, a model for practical implementation, a discussion of the partnership process, and an examination of assessment data. The teams also share guidance for overcoming a variety of collaborative obstacles and challenges, and report on how their assessment process significantly improved student learning outcomes. Framed in a practical real-world context, this invaluable new resource provides a clear set of best practices to help librarians and faculty work together to initiate new information literacy assessment efforts or to improve established programs in their own institutions.

Evaluating Teaching and Learning

A Practical Handbook for Colleges, Universities and the Scholarship of Teaching
Author: David Kember,Paul Ginns
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1136730117
Category: Education
Page: 192
View: 4839
Every semester, colleges and universities ask students to complete innumerable course and teaching evaluation questionnaires to evaluate the learning and teaching in courses they have taken. For many universities it is a requirement that all courses be evaluated every semester. The laudable rationale is that the feedback provided will enable instructors to improve their teaching and the curriculum, thus enhancing the quality of student learning. In spite of this there is little evidence that it does improve the quality of teaching and learning. Ratings only improve if the instruments and the presentation of results are sufficiently diagnostic to identify potential improvements and there is effective counselling. Evaluating Teaching and Learning explains how evaluation can be more effective in enhancing the quality of teaching and learning and introduces broader and more diverse forms of evaluation. This guide explains how to develop questionnaires and protocols which are valid, reliabile and diagnostic. It also contains proven instruments that have undergone appropriate testing procedures, together with a substantial item bank. The book looks at the specific national frameworks for the evaluation of teaching in use in the USA, UK and Australia. It caters for diverse methodologies, both quantitative and qualitative and offers solutions that allow evaluation at a wide range of levels: from classrooms to programmes to departments and entire institutions. With detail on all aspects of the main evaluation techniques and instruments, the authors show how effective evaluation can make use of a variety of approaches and combine them into an effective project. With a companion website which has listings of the questionnaires and item bank, this book will be of interest to those concerned with organising and conducting evaluation in a college, university, faculty or department. It will also appeal to those engaged in the scholarship of teaching and learning.

Getting Teacher Evaluation Right

What Really Matters for Effectiveness and Improvement
Author: Linda Darling-Hammond
Publisher: Teachers College Press
ISBN: 080777197X
Category: Education
Page: 193
View: 6695
Teacher evaluation systems are being overhauled by states and districts across the United States. And, while intentions are admirable, the result for many new systems is that goodoften excellentteachers are lost in the process. In the end, students are the losers. In her new book, Linda Darling-Hammond makes a compelling case for a research-based approach to teacher evaluation that supports collaborative models of teacher planning and learning. She outlines the most current research informing evaluation of teaching practice that incorporates evidence of what teachers do and what their students learn. In addition, she examines the harmful consequences of using any single student test as a basis for evaluating individual teachers. Finally, Darling-Hammond offers a vision of teacher evaluation as part of a teaching and learning system that supports continuous improvement, both for individual teachers and for the profession as a whole.

Evaluating Online Teaching

Implementing Best Practices
Author: Thomas J. Tobin,B. Jean Mandernach,Ann H. Taylor
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1118910362
Category: Education
Page: 304
View: 4365
Create a more effective system for evaluating online faculty Evaluating Online Teaching is the first comprehensive book to outline strategies for effectively measuring the quality of online teaching, providing the tools and guidance that faculty members and administrators need. The authors address challenges that colleges and universities face in creating effective online teacher evaluations, including organizational structure, institutional governance, faculty and administrator attitudes, and possible budget constraints. Through the integration of case studies and theory, the text provides practical solutions geared to address challenges and foster effective, efficient evaluations of online teaching. Readers gain access to rubrics, forms, and worksheets that they can customize to fit the needs of their unique institutions. Evaluation methods designed for face-to-face classrooms, from student surveys to administrative observations, are often applied to the online teaching environment, leaving reviewers and instructors with an ill-fitted and incomplete analysis. Evaluating Online Teaching shows how strategies for evaluating online teaching differ from those used in traditional classrooms and vary as a function of the nature, purpose, and focus of the evaluation. This book guides faculty members and administrators in crafting an evaluation process specifically suited to online teaching and learning, for more accurate feedback and better results. Readers will: Learn how to evaluate online teaching performance Examine best practices for student ratings of online teaching Discover methods and tools for gathering informal feedback Understand the online teaching evaluation life cycle The book concludes with an examination of strategies for fostering change across campus, as well as structures for creating a climate of assessment that includes online teaching as a component. Evaluating Online Teaching helps institutions rethink the evaluation process for online teaching, with the end goal of improving teaching and learning, student success, and institutional results.

Measuring and Evaluating School Learning

Author: Lou Carey
Publisher: Allyn & Bacon
ISBN: 9780205323883
Category: Education
Page: 550
View: 2791
This book uses a practical approach to introduce readers to the elements of assessment which are essential to quality teaching. Measuring and Evaluating School Learning focuses on the information and skills teachers need to design, develop, analyze, and interpret tests and to use test results in planning, monitoring, and evaluating instruction. Since its first appearance, this book has presented a systems-based approach to classroom assessment. Readers are challenged to consider their students' characteristics, school district curricula, and their particular school's environment and resources in developing their tests. The third edition has built on this systems foundation and anchors these concepts to recent reform movements related to learner-centered and curriculum-centered classroom assessment and teacher accountability. For educational measurement, evaluation, assessment, and testing.

Evaluating Teacher Quality in Higher Education

Author: Robert Aylett,Kenneth Gregory
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1135715971
Category: Social Science
Page: 138
View: 2537
Drawing on material presented at a one day conference, this collection addresses the need to recognize academics' contributions to higher education, as well as the ways in which academics' efforts in the teaching and learning process can be acknowledged and suitably rewarded.

Teaching and Learning in Primary Care

Author: Richard Hays
Publisher: Radcliffe Publishing
ISBN: 9781857757569
Category: Medical
Page: 129
View: 7884
Teaching and Learning in Primary Care has been specially designed for undergraduate and vocational teaching. It combines both practical advice and theory covering day-to-day teaching and learning in the real world. It also encourages trainers to become more involved in teaching and supervising. This essential guide provides vital guidance and support to general practitioners with teaching responsibilities, undergraduate healthcare lecturers and tutors and healthcare professionals in primary care.

Curriculum-based Evaluation

Teaching and Decision Making
Author: Kenneth W. Howell
Publisher: Cengage Learning
Category: Curriculum-based assessment
Page: 526
View: 3920
This curriculum-based approach to assessment examines teacher-made tests and curriculum as they relate to a childs success or failure, rather than looking at formal, standardized tests. Using a step-by-step approach, the authors show teachers how to work with the curriculum and adapt it to meet the childs needs, how to assess in an ongoing way, and how to recognize when curriculum change is warranted. Designed to show readers how to think like evaluators -- rather than just telling them what to do during an evaluation -- the book encourages active participation on the part of the reader. Emphasizing decision making over measurement, and uniting the functions of evaluation and instruction, the authors provide a text that takes an issues approach, rather than laying out a strict how-to blueprint. Unlike traditional approaches that focus on the incapacities of students, this text focuses on what teachers and evaluators do, not on who they do it to. The authors clear, thoughtful, and sometimes humorous writing style is coupled with a variety of in-text learning aids (quotes, key terms, study questions, illustrations, and charts and tables) to make the text easy to understand as well as a valuable reference for future use.

Evaluating the Impact of Technology on Learning, Teaching, and Designing Curriculum: Emerging Trends

Emerging Trends
Author: Ng, Eugenia M. W.
Publisher: IGI Global
ISBN: 1466600330
Category: Education
Page: 310
View: 2756
"This book provides a forum for researchers and practitioners to discuss the current and potential impact of online learning and training and to formulate methodologies for the creation of effective learning systems"--Provided by publisher.

Evaluating and Improving Undergraduate Teaching in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics

Author: National Research Council,Division of Behavioral and Social Sciences and Education,Center for Education,Committee on Recognizing, Evaluating, Rewarding, and Developing Excellence in Teaching of Undergraduate Science, Mathematics, Engineering, and Technology
Publisher: National Academies Press
ISBN: 0309072778
Category: Education
Page: 232
View: 6423
Economic, academic, and social forces are causing undergraduate schools to start a fresh examination of teaching effectiveness. Administrators face the complex task of developing equitable, predictable ways to evaluate, encourage, and reward good teaching in science, math, engineering, and technology. Evaluating, and Improving Undergraduate Teaching in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics offers a vision for systematic evaluation of teaching practices and academic programs, with recommendations to the various stakeholders in higher education about how to achieve change. What is good undergraduate teaching? This book discusses how to evaluate undergraduate teaching of science, mathematics, engineering, and technology and what characterizes effective teaching in these fields. Why has it been difficult for colleges and universities to address the question of teaching effectiveness? The committee explores the implications of differences between the research and teaching cultures-and how practices in rewarding researchers could be transferred to the teaching enterprise. How should administrators approach the evaluation of individual faculty members? And how should evaluation results be used? The committee discusses methodologies, offers practical guidelines, and points out pitfalls. Evaluating, and Improving Undergraduate Teaching in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics provides a blueprint for institutions ready to build effective evaluation programs for teaching in science fields.

Clinical Instruction & Evaluation: A Teaching Resource

Author: Andrea B. O'Connor
Publisher: Jones & Bartlett Publishers
ISBN: 1449618715
Page: 465
View: 8722
Clinical Instruction and Evaluation: A Teaching Resource, Third Edition is designed to guide instructors through the learning process by providing clinical nurses with the theoretical background and practical tools necessary to succeed as a clinical nursing instructor. The theory used to support the practice of clinical education is presented in a straightforward, easy-to-understand manner. This text offers approaches to structuring clinical experiences for students, evaluating student performance, and solving problems encountered in clinical settings. The Third Edition has been completely revised and updated and now includes a larger focus on teaching people from other cultures and traditions as well as the critical issues around the nursing shortage. The nursing shortage has increased the demand for nursing educators and as a result, nursing programs are now turning to clinically expert nurses to play a role in the educational process. Clinical Instruction and Evaluation helps the clinical nurse make a smooth transition to nurse instructor. Key Features: Emphasizes the clinical component of the faculty role Employs a practical approach to make the process of teaching in the complex clinical area accessible Chapters can be used independently allowing instructors to use content creatively without being bound by the organization of the text Unique focus on the interpersonal relationship between the instructor and student found in specific chapters (15 &16) as well as throughout the text Provides concrete examples for instructors to leverage in the classroom to elicit critical thinking and clinical judgment responses from students"

Educational Evaluation

Author: W. James Popham
Publisher: Allyn & Bacon
Category: Education
Page: 372
View: 8445
New edition of a text comprising 17 detailed chapters on the theories and models of educational evaluation as well as the various techniques of gathering data, sampling, measuring the hard-to-measure, analyzing and evaluating results, and understanding the issues. Annotation copyright Book News, Inc

Understanding and Evaluating Educational Research

Author: James H. McMillan,Jon F. Wergin
Publisher: Prentice Hall
ISBN: 9780130271679
Category: Education
Page: 202
View: 3375
"Understanding and Evaluating Research," third edition, is a supplemental textbook appropriate for all courses in educational research. A reader, this text contains quantitative "and" qualitative educational research articles from a variety of professional journals. With each article is a sample article analysis and exercises that help students become better consumers of research. The third edition is greatly enhanced by the inclusion of a new chapter on " Mixed Method Designs" and two mixed-method studies, revised and expanded discussion of qualitative methods, more emphasis given to randomized designs, revision of research typology, and features eight new articles.

Evaluating and Assessing the Visual Arts in Education

International Perspectives
Author: Douglas Boughton,Elliot W. Eisner,Johan Ligtvoet
Publisher: Teachers College Press
ISBN: 9780807735114
Category: Art
Page: 330
View: 9014

Evaluating Teaching

A Guide to Current Thinking and Best Practice
Author: James H. Stronge
Publisher: Corwin Press
ISBN: 1412909783
Category: Education
Page: 309
View: 8468
This invaluable resource demonstrates how to foster the development of highly qualified teachers through designing and implementing a solid teacher evaluation system.

Evaluating Educational Programs and Products

Author: Gary D. Borich
Publisher: Educational Technology
ISBN: 9780877780700
Category: Education
Page: 491
View: 7053

Grading the College

A History of Evaluating Teaching and Learning
Author: Scott M. Gelber
Publisher: Johns Hopkins University Press
ISBN: 9781421438160
Category: Education
Page: 248
View: 6503
By providing a deeper understanding of how evaluation operated before the dawn of high-stakes accountability, Grading the College seeks to promote productive conversations about current attempts to define and measure the purposes of American higher education.


Author: Pauline Rea-Dickins,Kevin Germaine
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 9780194371384
Category: Foreign Language Study
Page: 175
View: 9154
Part of a scheme for teachers who want to deepen their knowledge in order to improve their professional skills, whether they are on in-service courses or working with colleagues in teacher development groups